With their sweet spiced flavor, gorgeously intricate design, and rich history, heirloom Springerle cookies are some of the most fun to bake, and some of the most impressive to gift!

The making of a classic holiday cookie

Introduction to springerle

Traditionally leavened with hartshorn (baker’s ammonia) and flavored with anise or lemon, these pretty embossed cookies date back to 14th-century Germany. The intricate molds that shape them are typically carved from wood.

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